Deepika Padukone is ready to bounce back on the big screen with her next film based on acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal called Chhapaak. In the movie directed by Meghna Gulzar, Deepika will be seen romancing Vikrant Massi. He will be playing Laxmi's partner Alok Dixit in Chhapaak and reveals that he is excited to start working on the film.
Talking to Hindustan Times about Chhapaak, Vikrant said, "All this is very heartwarming. I am really looking forward to beginning the year with Chhapaak in March and a couple of other films that go on floors but it’s a little too premature to talk about them now."
A few days ago, Vikrant Massey had tweeted about being a part of the film and his excitement on working with Meghna and DP. He tweeted, "Honoured to be part of #Chhapaak! Thank you @meghnagulzar Ma’am for giving me this opportunity & believing in me. Looking forward to working with the supremely talented @DeepikaPadukone." Deepika Padukone replied to his tweet, "Welcome to the team @masseysahib !!!Thrilled to have you on board!!!"
While talking to Mumbai Mirror earlier, director Meghna Gulzar had said “The cast is slowly coming together. Vikrant is somebody I’ve wanted to work with since Raazi, after seeing him in A Death in the Gunj. In the film, he plays a North Indian boy who used to be a professional before he decided to become an actor, then, started a campaign against acid violence which is how he came to meet Laxmi in real life. I speak for both Deepika and myself when I say that we are both really excited to have Vikrant play this part.”
Looks like Meghna Gulzar now has her dream cast onboard for Chhapaak. Meghna also spilled the details about the film. She revealed that Chhapaak will be shot in Mumbai and Delhi and prosthetics tests are underway. Talking about the film, she said that during the research for the film the only person who came to her mind to play the lead role is Deepika. Meghna Added, “It was that organic because it’s such a moving story. And the decision to co-produce the film with her also happened organically because I wanted to remain close to it through the entire process.”
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